On Tuesday the Minocqua Plan Commission began the next part of what may take some time to accomplish: putting together a comprehensive, master plan for improvements to Torpy Park. (subscriber access)
One man accused in the murder of a Lac du Flambeau resident near Mercer has been charged with felony theft and burglary from a Lake Tomahawk residence. A gun stolen in the crime is believed to have been used in the homicide...
ARBOR VITAE - The Red Crown Lodge once again hosted the Mendota Gridiron Club's Northwoods Tailgate on Monday, with University of Wisconsin football coach Paul Chryst on hand, as well as former football coach and...
Reverend Mark Gilbert encouraged his congregation to offer more than just thoughts and prayers to those going through a natural diaster. (subscriber access)
In accordance with the Natural Resources Boards approval of the amended master plan for the NHAL, 35 miles of roads in the forest are proposed to be open for vehicle traffic from Sept. 1 to the last day of the 4-day December antlerless hunt. Public comment on the proposal is now being accepted.
The Northern Highland-American Legion (NHAL) State Forest was established in 1925 to protect the headwaters of the Wisconsin, Flambeau, and Manitowish Rivers. It is the largest state forest in the state, encompassing more than 232,000 acres. (subscriber access)
At a Tuesday meeting of the Oneida County Administration Committee, supervisor Billy Fried and chief sheriff's deputy Dan Hess asked committee members to consider hiring a special prosecutor dedicated to handling just drug cases and to work across jurisdictional lines in criminal courts in Oneida, Vilas, and Iron counties. (subscriber access)
The St. Germain Town Board on Monday set dates and times for upcoming meetings dealing with its proposed building project. If approved by voters, it would mean the end of the town's red brick schoolhouse, dating to 1941, as well as its current community center, built in the late 1970s. (subscriber access)
The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is not as well known as its First and Second Amendment counterparts, but the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government is vital to liberty. (subscriber access)
It's a little bit of sticker shock - actually, a lot of sticker shock - to find out that state government has just handed out $11.6 million in bonuses - close to $2,500 for each of about 4,700 state workers. (subscriber access)
Never in our lifetime has our elected government been so blatantly attacked from within by legislators of the opposition party. For the sake of our republic and progeny it must end before it escalates beyond our control. (subscriber access)
As we report in today's edition, a state court of appeals has bolstered the state's open records law in a major way, ruling in favor of the release of closed investigatory records that a UW-Oshkosh professor, Willis Hagen, had tried to stop. (subscriber access)
The Northwoods Wildlife Center recently released a coyote back into the wild after rehabilitating it. The Wildlife Center cares for and rehabilitates various types of animals, including coyotes. They also keep certain animals, who are not able to be rehabilitated, and use them for educational purposes for both children and adults. (subscriber access)
Going from "farm to table" is a phrase that has been thrown around in social circles and news media to decoratively describe the age-old tradition of growing food in your backyard. What is also age-old, and increasingly popular, is the lost art of bringing food from "woods to table," or foraging in the wilderness for edible treasures. (subscriber access)
Lake health is important to most Northwoods residents and visitor alike. Stopping the spread of invasive species is important to lake health. Through a partnership with UW-Oshkosh, Vilas County has been able to procure use of a pressure washer as a boat decontamination unit to help with this fight. (subscriber access)
Every week, we are treated to laughs and life lessons in the column of Leon "Buckshot" Anderson. His "Traveling Trails Less Traveled" is found every week in the Outdoors section and, I have to admit, is always one of my favorite reads of the week. While all of our columnists in the Outdoors section are very informative and a treat to read, Buckshot's storytelling style is often unparalleled. (subscriber access)
A recent discussion with a visiting angler concerning the Five Lakes Project in Vilas County prompted me to produce this column to inform others about this unique, pristine and highly interesting project concerning this group of five lakes, the beginnings of which began way back in 1946. (subscriber access)
Birch Lake, where I live, just grazes the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest. I can get to the site off the end of a town road and have visited it several times to enjoy the shade of enormous hemlock trees on a hilltop. (subscriber access)
Professional athletes have plenty of critics. Currently the most common topic critics of the NFL complain about are those who kneel during the national anthem. Salary amounts for professional athletes has also long been a complaint for critics. (subscriber access)
The Father Dodge Knights of Columbus Council 7827 in Woodruff held the 2018 Wisconsin State Golf Tournament at the Trout Lake Golf Course in Arbor Vitae on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10. (subscriber access)
A while back, I was asked who I thought I would endorse for the U.S. Senate and I really didn't know what to say. I, along with a lot of American citizens, were feeling pretty disappointed in our governmental process. (subscriber access)
You know, with Trump's recent rantings about Harley-Davidson moving some production overseas to avoid tariffs that he is responsible for, and telling them that such a move "will be the beginning of the end" for Harley, and also threatening them with retaliatory taxes. I have three simple questions for Trump: (subscriber access)
The next Wisconsin election is the 2018 partisan primary on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Will you be ready and able to vote? Some preparation now could save you time and trouble at the polls and will help ensure that your vote counts. (subscriber access)
As someone who was denounced in the pages of The Lakeland Times in the early 1990s by the notorious anthropologist James Clifton over our different positions on Ojibwe treaty rights, I want to comment on the relevance of Richard Moore's rehearsal of the circumstances around the conviction of the so-called anti-mining activist Al Gedicks almost 50 years ago. (subscriber access)
Members of the Lakeland Union High School Class of 1978 and teachers from the 1970s are invited to come to the 40th class reunion, to be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 28 at the Hazelhurst Town Hall with dinner served at 6 p.m.
Cost is $15 per person. RSVP by July 20 to Kim Schmutzler at email@example.com. (Subscriber access)
What has become a special tradition in Manitowish Waters will continue on July 19, 20 and 21 as Irish Fest returns to the Ye Olde Shillelagh. In its third year, the event will prove to be bigger than ever, and Craig VanArk couldn't be more excited. (subscriber access)